High-end horses: The ultimate jet setters

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    • Top show jumping horses receive first class travel treatment
    • Pilots fly a special low ascent and descent for the horses
    • First class, business, or coach translates into a stall which is divided for only one, two or three horses

    Heather Buchanan works for luxury lifestyle media company Equestrio, "focusing on the exceptional world of horses and the people who love them."

    (CNN)When the world's best athletes travel they receive first class treatment from expedited security to special meals to extra legroom. The same is true for the four-legged world of top show jumping horses.

    With major horse show competitions in Shanghai, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach and the Olympics in Rio, these horses may have more frequent flier miles than many people.